Laura L. Campbell, 64, of Kerr Avenue, Emlenton, passed away peacefully Friday, May 29, 2020 at her home surrounded by her husband and her daughters.
Born in Weston, West Virginia on January 23, 1956, Laura was the daughter of the late Bryan Moss and Lorraine Reaser of Salem, OH.
Laura grew up in Youngstown, OH but spent her summers on the Moss Farm in Glenville, West Virginia where she met her husband, Michael Campbell. They were married August 1, 1977 where they moved to Pennsylvania and raised 4 children.
Laura started a business over ten years ago making realistic baby dolls and over that time, successfully grew her business worldwide and was a well-known artist.
Laura and her late father worked years researching family genealogy and creating a family genealogy book which included family photos and stories passed down generations so they would not be forgotten. She enjoyed photography, camping, and traveling, especially with her sisters, daughters, and grandchildren. They took many trips together. Laura also enjoyed texting with her children and teen grandchildren. Her dog, “Shadow” was always by her side and will miss her.
Laura is survived by her husband, Michael Campbell. Also surviving are four children, Leah N. Bedell and her husband, Eric, of Renfrew; Kristie Palmer and her husband, Daniel, of Parker; Shelly Campbell and her partner, Curtis Leopold, of Parker; and Michael Campbell and his partner, Raelene McConnell of West Sunbury; fourteen grandchildren, Kristen, Lauren, Emma, Alexander, Xzavyer, Nicholas, Ryan, Addison, Evan, Kaylyn, Selina, Morgan, Adyn, and Mildred; one great grandson, Willis; a brother, William Moss of Salem, OH; three sisters, Cheryl Prior of Salem, OH, Jennifer Reese of Arizona, and Melody Price of Helena, MT, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Laura was the center of a large family and will be greatly missed.
Laura faced her diagnosis of Melanoma with dignity and fought this disease valiantly. She remained positive and focused on her family throughout her treatment. In Laura’s memory, the family hopes everyone will perform self-exams and see a dermatologist regularly. Her Facebook page will remain open and all are welcome to post memories and final words there.
Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home Inc. of Emlenton. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.
Burial will be at Moss Cemetery in Gilmer County, West Virginia.